Healthy mind in healthy body.

Τhe art of harmony, power and spirit.


Welcome to the Greek Hapkido Association!

Since Hapkido is a traditional Korean martial art, aiming at the development of the practitioners’ body and mind capabilities, the purpose of the Greek Hapkido Association is to preserve the original techniques and the true spirit of power and harmony of Hapkido, as it has passed from generation to generation and from teacher to student, reaching us through Grand Master Κwang Sik Myung.

The Greek Hapkido Association is the only organization in Greece that can guarantee for continuous training and support in every aspect, as a member of the World Hapkido Federation (WHF). All those who wish to learn and teach the art of Hapkido with seriousness and morality, are welcome at the Greek Hapkido Association. We wish you all good health, fruitful training and personal development to the highest degree!

Thank you

GHA President

Vagelis Thanos



It’s been two years without our teacher, Kwang-Sik Myung. Kwang-Sik Myung was among the founders of the art of Hapkido, first in Korea and then in the U.S.A. He established the first international Hapkido organization, the World Hapkido Federation and he wrote some of the best books on Hapkido.

Kwang-Sik Myung was a great teacher; the kind of teacher that is always standing by his students, willing to teach his art, to lead, to inspire, to assist them in becoming better. All of us, who were fortunate to know him closely, would agree that he was characterized by ethos, solemnity, the measure of words and acts. Although he was a leader in his field and an internationally known teacher, he was always approachable, courteous, generous and modest.

I am grateful that I have been his student and I have learned so much from him. Our memories of him remain forever etched in our hearts and we try to continue his work. I’m sure that from somewhere up in heaven, Kwang-Sik Myung smiles with joy and contentment.

Master Vaggelis Thanos 8th DAN TKD & 6th DAN HKD

The Greek Hapkido Association ( GHA ) will be conducting the 1st Open Kumdo Seminar.


22 & 23 November 2014:
Saturday 22nd, 18:00 – 22:00
Sunday 23rd, 10:00 – 14:00, and 18:00 – 22:00

House of Exercise (“Spiti tis Gymnastikis”)
Argyroupolis, Ath. Diakou 1, Athens

Instructors and students members of GHA, instructors and students of other martial arts (above 12 years of age) and any person who would like to be initiated into the art of Kumdo can participate in the seminar.

Saturday, 18:00 – 22:00: Open for all: Introduction to the art of Kumdo, basic techniques, basic forms, cutting techniques.

Sunday, 10:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 22:00 : Instructors Only! Breathing Exercises, technique analysis, kinesiology, coaching, forms & cutting techniques.

Master Kim Beom, 7th Dan Kumdo and technical director in Europe for Duk Moo Kumdo International


Saturday only: For members of the GHA and/or Duk Moo Hellas: 30 euro
For non members: 40 euro

Certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants

Master Vangelis Thanos, president of the Greek Hapkido Association.

Contact: 0030-2109938401 / 0030-6944793739